WBA Welterweight Champion

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Welterweight champion as recognized by the World Boxing Association.

  • The maximum weight for this division is 147 pounds.

RELATED LINK: WBA Welterweight Title Fights

No.
Champion
Reign Began Reign Ended
Defenses
1 Luis Manuel Rodriguez 1963 Mar 21 1963 Jun 8 0
2 Emile Griffith 1963 Jun 8 1966 Apr 25 V 4
3 Curtis Cokes 1966 Aug 24 1969 Apr 18 5
4 Jose Angel Napoles 1969 Apr 18 1970 Dec 3 3
5 Billy Backus 1970 Dec 3 1971 Jun 4 0
6 Jose Angel Napoles (2) 1971 Jun 4 1975 S 9
7 Angel Espada 1975 Jun 28 1976 Jul 17 1
8 Pipino Cuevas 1976 Jul 17 1980 Aug 2 11
9 Thomas Hearns 1980 Aug 2 1981 Sep 16 3
10 Sugar Ray Leonard 1981 Sep 16 1982 Nov 9 R 1
11 Donald Curry 1983 Feb 13 1986 Sep 27 7
12 Lloyd Honeyghan 1986 Sep 27 1987 V 0
13 Mark Breland 1987 Feb 6 1987 Aug 22 0
14 Marlon Starling 1987 Aug 22 1988 Jul 29 V 3
15 Mark Breland (2) 1989 Feb 4 1990 Jul 8 4
16 Aaron Davis 1990 Jul 8 1991 Jan 19 0
17 Meldrick Taylor 1991 Jan 19 1992 Oct 31 2
18 Crisanto Espana 1992 Oct 31 1994 Jun 4 2
19 Ike Quartey 1994 Jun 4 1998 Oct S 7
20 James Page 1998 Oct 10 2000 S 3
21 Andrew Lewis 2001 Feb 17 2002 Mar 30 2
22 Ricardo Mayorga 2002 Mar 30
(Super Champion)
2003 Dec 13 2
23 Jose Antonio Rivera 2003 Sep 13
(Regular Champion)
2005 Apr 2 0
24 Cory Spinks 2003 Dec 13
(Super Champion)
2005 Feb 5 2
25 Zab Judah 2005 Feb 5
(Super Champion)
2006 Jan 7 S 1
26 Luis Collazo 2005 Apr 2
(Regular Champion)
2006 May 13 1
27 Ricky Hatton 2006 May 13 2006 Aug 31 V 0
28 Miguel Angel Cotto 2006 Dec 2 Present 3


R - Retired
S - Stripped
V - Vacated